IOC’s Ljungqvist irked by dope test ‘delay’ claims

IOC’s Ljungqvist irked by dope test ‘delay’ claims

Swedish International Olympic Committee (IOC) anti-doping crusader Arne Ljungqvist has responded to criticism from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Dick Pound over testing procedures after the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Sweden at the 2012 Olympics: the lowdown

Sweden at the 2012 Olympics: the lowdown

As Sweden prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, The Local's Salomon Rogberg asks some of the country's top sports journalists what fans can expect from its athletes.

Luftwaffe fighters pursue Swedish charter plane

Luftwaffe fighters pursue Swedish charter plane

Swedish tourists on board a Mallorca-bound charter plane were shocked to see two German Luftwaffe fighter planes appear beside them, after the aircraft had temporarily lost radio contact with air traffic control.

Muslim groups face threats in Sweden: study

Muslim groups face threats in Sweden: study

Some 40 percent of Muslim congregations in Sweden have been exposed to some form of criminal attack, according to a recently published study at Mid Sweden University.

Drunkard demands police lift to sobering up cell

Drunkard demands police lift to sobering up cell

Officers in a police vehicle in a central part of Stockholm were on Monday afternoon surprised to see a highly inebriated man jump in the back of the vehicle demanding they take him to a drunk tank.

Assange hires Spanish lawyer Baltasar Garzón

Assange hires Spanish lawyer Baltasar Garzón

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hired Spanish celebrity jurist Baltasar Garzón to assist his bid to seek asylum in Ecuador and avoid extradition to Sweden to face rape charges.

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Swedes catch notorious Norway smuggler

After a dramatic car chase, Swedish police on Tuesday afternoon apprehended the well-known Norwegian smuggler Erik Fallo with hundreds of litres of vodka stowed in his vehicle.

Bulgarian berry pickers evacuated to Stockholm

Bulgarian berry pickers evacuated to Stockholm

Some 100 hundred Bulgarian berry pickers left stranded in the forests near Svabensverk in northern Sweden have been transported by coach to the Bulgarian embassy in Stockholm.

Rehab patients beat staff member with baseball bat

Rehab patients beat staff member with baseball bat

A medical orderly was beaten and relieved of his keys to the medicine cabinet at a rehabilitation centre in northern Sweden on Tuesday night.

Continued rise in TBE cases in Sweden

Continued rise in TBE cases in Sweden

An unusually large number of Swedes have so far this year been reported infected with TBE, or tick borne encephalitis, according to the Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet, SMI).

Zlatan joins new team PSG on US tour

Zlatan joins new team PSG on US tour

Swedish star striker and Paris Saint-Germain's most recent signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, arrived in the US for the team's summer training camp on Tuesday.